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Physical Therapy Today: The heart truth: exercise for a healthy heart


February is American Heart Month, so what better way to celebrate than exercising for a healthy heart.

When it comes to your loved ones, the health of the heart is extremely important. Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the United States, according to Center for Disease Control (CDC).

A sedentary (inactive) lifestyle is the biggest cause of heart disease. Fortunately, this is something we can change.

Regular exercise can:

• Strengthen your heart and cardiovascular system

• Lower blood pressure

• Improve muscle tone and strength

• Strengthen bones

• Improve oxygen circulati...

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